Donkeyboy releases new single

The five-man band Donkeyboy. Photo: Promotional

The five-man band Donkeyboy. Photo: Promotional

After a two-year hiatus, popular Norwegian band Donkeyboy releases “City Boy.”

It has been a while since we’ve heard anything from the Drammen-based band Donkeyboy, which in 2009 debuted with the album Caught In A Life. Their two hit singles “Ambitions” and “Sometimes” dominated Norwegian airwaves for some time afterward.

At one point the band also made Norwegian musical history as the first band to hold both the first and second place in the VG-list of hits, in addition to having two other songs in the top 20 simultaneously.

The band was the same year chosen as newcomers to the Spellemannprisen, the Norwegian equivalent of the Grammy Awards, in addition to getting two awards for “Ambitions”, which is still the song that has been on P3’s playlist longer than any other song.

Such distinctions naturally create sky-high expectations, and lately the band has hinted on its website that something will happen soon. They bid fans complete an interactive activity on the website, and promised the new single would come if they just got enough fans to open up the small blue boxes that appeared on the site.

Late last week it was announced that Donkeyboy’s next single is called “City Boy”, and by Monday fans had opened up enough little blue boxes to hear the song for the first time in its entirety, in addition to seeing the new music video for the song.

Whether or not “City Boy” represents how Donkeyboy’s newest album will sound remains to be seen. By all accounts it seems to have more of an electronic sound, with heavy bass, lots of synths, falsetto and autotune.

The album is expected in the spring, so it will be interesting to see how the Drammen group will do without guest vocalist and “Norwegian Idol” winner Linnea Dale.

Source: NRK

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